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IE 10 Almost Finished For Windows 7 With Final Preview

November 14th, 2012 11:59 admin View Comments

Internet Explorer

Billly Gates writes “IE 10 just hit the final preview yesterday for Windows 7. Windows XP and Windows Vista support has been dropped. Most slashdotters have a complex relationship with Internet Explorer. Many of us hate it but have to use it in the office. Microsoft had tried last year to make IE good again with the release of IE 9 which had some fanfare on slashdot, such as hardware acceleration and better standards compliance. MS even launched a full campaign to get us to switch. IE 10 is supposed to continue the new process and promises to be much faster and support more HTML 5, CSS 3, W3C HTML 5.1 and CSS 3.1 with a score of 320 on HTML5test. As a comparison, last years IE 9 only scored 138. “

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Using Mech Combat To Hone Engineering Skills

March 20th, 2012 03:23 admin View Comments

Robotics

jjp9999 writes Mech Warfare is a mix between Battlebots and MechWarrior, only without the fanfare. The teams around the competitions include engineers and professionals in robotics, and the games are — aside from being an homage to their love for science fiction — a way to hone their skills in the field. Andrew Alter, roboticist and one of the mech pilots, said the competitions are taken as ‘an engineering challenge,’ noting that while they do compete, ‘Having this mix of skill levels and demographics is really great to see, as information and ideas tend to flow freely. We’re also solving practical real-world problems like being able to stream video over WiFi in high-interference areas. It’s not nearly as easy as one might think.’”

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GitHub’s Janky Goes Open Source

December 20th, 2011 12:30 admin View Comments

Thumbnail image for Github logoWith little fanfare, GitHub has released Janky under the MIT license. Janky is a continuous integration (CI) server that runs on top of Jenkins and Hubot, designed to work with projects hosted on GitHub.

Janky, at least as published yesterday by GitHub, is set up to run on top of Heroku. The Heroku app files are stored in a Gist, and can be deployed to Heroku in just a few commands. Naturally, you’ll need a Jenkins install as well.

Once deployed, Janky is controlled with GitHub’s Hubot. It looks like Campfire (the collaboration/chat solution from 37Signals) is required to use Janky at the moment, but if Janky takes off I’d expect to see an IRC option as well.

Source: GitHub’s Janky Goes Open Source

Truphone Re-brands As Tru. Somehow Forgets To Buy The .com

December 15th, 2010 12:45 admin View Comments

Without much fanfare Truphone, international mobile roaming and app company, has decided to re-brand as “Tru”. Like all re-brandings this is a path fraught with danger, as people must now be put through the pain of constantly correcting themselves when referring to the company. And it’s always fun when the re-brand is a word you might actually use generically, leading to all sorts of confusion. All very tru… I mean true.

A post on the site’s customer site says today:

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Truphone Re-brands As Tru. Somehow Forgets To Buy The .com

December 15th, 2010 12:45 admin View Comments

Without much fanfare Truphone, international mobile roaming and app company, has decided to re-brand as “Tru”. Like all re-brandings this is a path fraught with danger, as people must now be put through the pain of constantly correcting themselves when referring to the company. And it’s always fun when the re-brand is a word you might actually use generically, leading to all sorts of confusion. All very tru… I mean true.

A post on the site’s customer site says today:

Read the rest of this entry »

Source: Truphone Re-brands As Tru. Somehow Forgets To Buy The .com

Truphone Re-brands As Tru. Somehow Forgets To Buy The .com

December 15th, 2010 12:45 admin View Comments

Without much fanfare Truphone, international mobile roaming and app company, has decided to re-brand as “Tru”. Like all re-brandings this is a path fraught with danger, as people must now be put through the pain of constantly correcting themselves when referring to the company. And it’s always fun when the re-brand is a word you might actually use generically, leading to all sorts of confusion. All very tru… I mean true.

A post on the site’s customer site says today:

Read the rest of this entry »

Source: Truphone Re-brands As Tru. Somehow Forgets To Buy The .com

The Best Near-Term Future of Space Exploration?

August 30th, 2010 08:13 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader writes “Much fanfare has been made about manned missions to moons and planets, but little has been done about travel to the asteroids — until now. NASA is working on plans for a trip to the asteroids by 2025. This type of mission has great potential for positive economic return based on the fact that no effort has to be spent on getting in and out of a distant planet’s gravity well. Yes, we should go to the planets, but we should master mining the asteroid belt for resources first because it is easiest. What do you think?”

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Microsoft .NET Libraries Not Acting “Open Source”

May 4th, 2010 05:14 admin View Comments

figleaf writes “Three years ago, with much fanfare, Microsoft announced it would make some of the .Net libraries’ open source’ using their Microsoft Reference License. Since then Microsoft has reneged on its promise. The reference code site is dead, the blog hasn’t been updated in a year and a half, and no one from Microsoft responds to questions on the forum.”

Source: Microsoft .NET Libraries Not Acting “Open Source”

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